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POV Previous Broadcasts
If A Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front (Episode #2411H)
KQED World: Sat, Apr 19, 2014 -- 2:00 PM
This documentary explores two of America's most pressing issues -- environmentalism and terrorism -- by lifting the veil on a radical environmental group the FBI calls America's "number one domestic terrorism threat." Daniel McGowan, a former member of the Earth Liberation Front, faces life in prison for two multimillion-dollar arsons against Oregon timber companies. What turned this working-class kid from Queens into an eco-warrior? Marshall Curry provides a nuanced and provocative account that is part coming-of-age story, part cautionary tale and part cops-and-robbers thriller.
The Light In Her Eyes (Episode #2505)
KQED World: Tue, Apr 1, 2014 -- 2:00 AM
Houda al-Habash, a conservative Muslim preacher, founded a Qur'an school for girls in Damascus, Syria, 30 years ago. Every summer, her female students immerse themselves in a rigorous study of Islam. A surprising cultural shift is underway -- women are claiming space within the mosque. Shot right before the uprising in Syria erupted, "The Light in Her Eyes" offers a portrait of a leader who challenges the women of her community to live according to Islam, without giving up their aspirations.
- KQED World: Tue, Apr 1, 2014 -- 8:00 AM